Registration is now open for the second semester of the Vegas Strong Academy, a city of Las Vegas program that will provide the community a safe, caring and affordable childcare option that offers recreation and cultural activities with support for distance learning. The program will resume Jan. 4, 2021. Registration is available online at www.lasvegasnevada.gov/VegasStrongAcademy.
Space is limited due to social distancing and other safety guidelines mandated by the governor’s directives. Temperature checks, social distancing, hand washing and sanitizing protocols will be adhered to at Vegas Strong Academy locations. In addition, staff and students at the locations are required to wear face coverings. The cost for all academies is $20 per day per child, or $100 per week. There is also a one-time $20 registration fee.
Financial assistance is available for qualifying families based on household size and income. Aid is not applicable towards registration or late pick-up fees. Applications are available at all academy locations or online at www.lasvegasnevada.gov/VegasStrongAcademy. Completed applications must be submitted in-person at an academy location and take approximately one week to be processed. For more information, call 702.229.CARE (2273).
The Vegas Strong Academy will be open Monday through Friday, from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., for school-age children in kindergarten through eighth grade.
The academy is offered at the following city locations:
- Cimarron Rose Community Center, 5591 N. Cimarron Road
- Doolittle Community Center, 1950 N. J St.
- East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave.
- Mirabelli Community Center, 6200 Hargrove Ave.
- Stupak Community Center, 251 W. Boston Ave.
- Veterans Memorial Community Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive
Through a partnership with Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, the academy is also offered at the following locations:
- Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road
- East Las Vegas Library, 2851 E. Bonanza Road
- West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd.*
- Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane
*The West Las Vegas Library location includes limited availability for high school-age participants. High school participants will focus on leadership, community service, workforce development and college preparation, along with their distance learning curriculum.
In addition, a Vegas Strong Adaptive Academy is being offered at the Dula Community Center, located at 441 E. Bonanza Road. For more information on the adaptive program call 702.229.PLAY (7529).
For more information about the program, call 702.229.CARE (2273) or visit www.lasvegasnevada.gov/VegasStrongAcademy.